May18, 2011-Democrats deny Republicans their pony with Voter Suppression legislation

Democrats held the line on a procedural move to stop the Republicans from ramming through an insane, undemocratic piece of crap legislation known to radicals as the Voter ID bill, which is actually the Voter Suppression bill.

It all begins again on Thursday.

Madison — Senate Republicans gave initial approval early Wednesday to a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls, but Democrats blocked a final vote on the measure until Thursday.

Senators signaled their approval of the bill on a voice vote, with Republicans who control the house voting for it and Democrats opposed. That vote came at 12:30 a.m., after more than 10 hours of debate, but Democrats used Senate rules to prevent the final vote.

Senators will reconvene at 9 a.m. Thursday on the bill.

“We should have it to the governor by the end of the week,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).



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